A La Puente man faces criminal charges for allegedly leading San Gabriel police on a high speed chase in a stolen car that crashed in Covina Thursday night. He’s also accused of breaking into a house while on the run.
Police reportedly recovered a gun and drugs.
Terence Anthony Warner, 30, will be arraigned Monday at Alhambra Superior Court.
The incident started at 11:24 p.m. Thursday when an officer saw a Toyota Camry on Broadway and Burton Avenue in San Gabriel driving without its lights on, according to San Gabriel police Lt. Ariel Duran.
He said the officer tried to pull over the car but it took off. When the car reached Huntington Drive, he said it accelerated to 100 mph.
The chase went on the eastbound 210 freeway, the 605 freeway, exited at Valley Boulevard, entered the 605 freeway again then headed back to the eastbound 210.
Duran said the Toyota got off the freeway at Azusa Avenue and headed south at about 90 mph.
But the driver apparently lost control and hit trees. He abandoned the wrecked car and fled.
Duran said the man broke a window to get into a residence. The retired police officer living there was home at the time.
“(The resident) had him at gunpoint,” Duran said.
But the intruder got out through a window, jumped on a roof and made his way down.
An officer spotted the man and arrested him.
Duran said the car’s passenger, a 17-year-old girl, couldn’t make it over a block wall and was taken into custody. She was arrested on suspicion of giving false impersonation to an officer. He said the teen was probably released later to the custody of a parent or guardian.
The Toyota turned out to be a rental car embezzled from Enterprise, Duran said.
Warner was arrested on suspicion of felony evading police, grand theft auto, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed, identity theft, felony vandalism and having a loaded weapon in a vehicle.
He was being held at the Inmate Reception Center in lieu of $75,000 bail.